The light behind my houseSo, Sunday afternoon, Nat and I both hear a loud "GZZZZT!!!" noise behind our house and our power flickered. Nothing caught on fire, but the light on the building behind my house, and the lights that were on inside are all dark now. I hope those guys who were cleaning out the place didn't cross-wire the lights and AC. The last thing we need is an industrial strength blaze a few meters away.
Internet Radio no more
Following the expiration of the act, the RIAA and a new player SoundExchange launched a successful litigation before the CRB, resulting in a ruling that the internet broadcasters would now pay a monstrous fee structure, retroactive to 1/1/2006. This egregious ruling would slam internet broadcasters with fees similar to that paid by music download services along with retroactive fees to January 2006. The actual fees for a successful station like RadioCIA would increase by 2000%/month along with a one-time retroactive charge. Furthermore, the monthly fees would escalate for a period of years to even more stratospheric rates. The net effect of this mafia-like extortion would be to immediately shut-down all but the largest, corporate streaming stations. The majority of these being the larger terrestrial broadcasters currently streaming their content. Again of note, is the terrestrial portion of their broadcasting does not entail any of these royalties, remaining status quo.
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Bad news. I like internet radio. I particularly like Australia and British morning shows and local news from around the world. If people can't get American stations, they will just get it all somewhere else. Worry not. Oh, and listen to their commercials.